The whole thing sounds terrifying
Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
Elizabeth Olsen might be one of the biggest actresses in Hollywood, but that doesn’t mean she finds the celebrity lifestyle easy. She has previously spoken about her insecurities when it comes to walking the red carpet, telling Allure magazine: ‘The clothes we’re expected to fit into aren’t sizes, they’re samples. They’re not made for chicks with boobs, so I’m very self conscious about having them. I have fun choosing an outfit for my best friend’s wedding, but not (something) I’m going to be judged in.’
The 28 year-old Avengers star has spoken about her issue with premieres again, highlighting that while the glitzy events may look like pure glamour from the outside, the pressure is often too much to take.
In a recent interview, Elizabeth told ES Magazine: ‘Sometimes when I’m not [wearing] something that I love I cry on the way to the premiere and I’m posing with my shoulders as far back as they go.
‘Then I look at the photos and I’m like, “It did look nice. Why was I crying?”‘
While we often look at pictures from sparkling A-list events and wish we could sashay down the red carpet in an expensive designer dress, rubbing shoulders with Hollywood’s elite, the fact is that it’s not always as glamorous as it seems. Imagine strangers screaming your name, reporters throwing all sorts of questions at you, hundreds of people taking photographs of you from all angles, and millions of people scrutinising them the day after.
Yep, the premiere pressure is very real – so regardless of how many nice dresses you get to wear, it’s totally understandable that even the most seasoned red carpet walkers will feel it from time to time.